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Electrified Powertrain Controls Validation Engineer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028972

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 8-3-2017


The Powertrain Controls Validation Team is responsible for the validation of production powertrain control modules, including validation of hardware, software, and calibrations. The team consists of Validation Engineers who are tasked with validation of powertrain controls using both vehicles as well as Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation environment. The Powertrain Controls Validation Team is also responsible for developing master DVP for Powertrain Controls Validation, creating and managing DVP&R's, test procedures (including maintaining traceability of test artifacts to requirements) and initial root cause analysis activities. Additionally, the team is responsible for ensuring test scripts are created appropriately, validating the appropriate functions, performing the tests and entering test results for all programs. The selected candidate will clearly document issues in PITS or GIM, ensure all test properties are the proper configuration for valid test results, develop new tests as appropriate to enhance coverage, and provide Validation Project Chief all DVP&R results and open issues founded. He/she will be responsible for performing verification and validation of powertrain systems to meet federally regulated guidelines for software performance (OBD), safety requirements, manufacturability, and vehicle functionality. The selected candidate will provide leadership in the areas of formulation and implementation of testing strategies including traceability from requirements to results to achieve broader testing capabilities across multiple vehicle platforms. The Engineer must have extensive experience and technical skills in powertrain sub systems (ECM/TCM/Hybrid) and validation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or System Engineering or Equivalent engineering degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional engineering experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing test plans and procedures in compliance with written requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members and customers
  • Good understanding of powertrain systems and vehicle applications
  • Good understanding of verification and validation of powertrain control systems
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Must be self-motivated and motivate the team to success

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Electrical, Mechanical, or System Engineering from an ABET accredited university
  • Experience with embedded control, VB/Python Programming, MATLAB and Simulink
  • Experience with software and hardware development and diagnostic tools (e.g. HIL, INCA, CANalyzer, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable in CARB OBD and Federal Diagnostic requirements

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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